Hikers find missing boy who fell 135 feet down gorge in Cuyahoga Falls

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CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio -- Hikers found and rescued a 7-year-old child who reportedly fell 135 feet down a slope in Gorge Metro Park.

It happened Wednesday.

Cuyahoga Falls police and fire departments responded to the 1500 block of 9th Street to reports of a missing 7-year-old boy. He had been playing outside the home and wandered away from the grandmother.

Police and fire crews searched the area and were advised that hikers in the Gorge Metro Park found a child matching the description. He had fallen about 135 feet down an 85-degree slope near Mary Campbell's Cave and ended up near the bank of the river.

The hikers carried him out of the park, and were met on the trail by the Cuyahoga Falls police and Summit County Metro Park rangers.

The boy was taken to Akron Children's Hospital for medical evaluation. He is in stable condition, with scrapes, bruises and a broken hand.

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